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Tag Archives: EU referendum
Brexit or Nexit – what next?
Things are happening so fast, it’s almost impossible to keep up and continue with normal life. Still, we are all off to see The Secret Life of Pets this afternoon so that should be a welcome distraction. After yesterday’s outpouring … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, EU referendum Tagged Brexit, EU referendum, Nexit 14 Comments
The EU Referendum: Turkeys have voted for Christmas
SARA has come to stay. That’s Shock, Anger, Rejection, Acceptance. – it’s a model to explain the process of grief. Yesterday we experienced the shock that the country had voted to leave the EU. I say country – actually 72% … Continue reading
Posted in EU referendum, farm subsidies, neoliberalism Tagged Brexit, Cornwall, EU referendum, farm subsidies, Neoliberalism, old people, Wales 61 Comments
Guest Blog by Ian Hepburn: Nature and the environment: what happens if we vote ourselves out of the EU?
If the UK votes tomorrow to leave the European Union, giving a clear run for the ‘Vote Leave’ politicians, elite supporters and advisors to flex their muscles in the corridors of power, how will that affect our wildlife in the … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, EU referendum Tagged Brexit, EU referendum, Ian Hepburn 2 Comments
George Eustice clueless on impacts of Brexit on laws protecting UK wildlife
Farm Minister, former UKIP parliamentary candidate and Brexiter (Brexiteer? Brexetier?) George Eustice today displayed a continuing failure to have absorbed anything useful during his now considerable time at the Department allegedly for the Environment, Defra. Speaking to the Guardian he … Continue reading
Farm minister George Eustice reveals more of his vision for post-Brexit farm subsidies
Farmers Guardian asked five experts from farming and the environment what they would like to see farm subsidies supporting in 2020, whether the UK stays in the EU or not. Well I say experts, two of them were current or … Continue reading
Posted in Brexit, EU referendum, George Eustice Tagged Brexit, EU referendum, Farm policy, George Eustice 4 Comments
Iain Duncan Smith “may have done ok from the EU”
Iain Duncan Smith has come out fighting today, insulting the Germans, deriding the Prime Minister as a push-over, but most importantly appealing to the British people’s better nature, arguing that the EU is “a force for social injustice”. He apparently … Continue reading
Posted in Common Agricultural Policy, EU referendum, Europe, Iain Duncan Smith Tagged CAP, EU referendum, farm subsidies, Iain Duncan Smith, Swanbourne 1 Comment
Miliband and Truss combine to declare EU best for climate action. #EUreferendum
Ed Miliband surfaced from the political ocean depths today, to join forces with Liz Truss. There’s a sentence I never expected to write. With Caroline Lucas and former LibDem energy minister Ed Davey, they have … Continue reading
Posted in Birds Directive, dogs, EU referendum, greenspace, housing, Liz Truss, lowland heathland Tagged cats., EU referendum, Liz Truss, lowland heathland, Michael Gove 7 Comments
Support the NFU as they campaign for Britain to stay in the EU
Is this the most significant moment in the EU referendum campaign so far? The National Farmers Union, representing 50,000 of the largest and wealthiest farming landowners in England (and Wales), who receive the lion’s share of all subsidies provided to … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, Common Agricultural Policy, EU referendum, NFU Tagged common agricultural policy, EU referendum, NFU 3 Comments
Farm Minister Eustice speaks on Farmers for Britain platform.
Yesterday Farm minister George Eustice spoke again about what a UK farming policy might look like, post-Brexit – at the launch of Farmers for Britain. One has to assume that Eustice is right behind FFB, if he is willing to … Continue reading
Is exporting death good for the economy?
We are told, repeatedly, that one of the main reasons why the UK should stay in the European Union, is because we have access to the single market. And this argument is being used in particular for agriculture. But … Continue reading